I really enjoy watching the Olympics. I have watched them ever since I was a little girl. In fact, the first time that I really remember watching them was when I was in fourth grade. I had chicken pox really bad - I was covered from head to toe - and I missed the last week of school! I was really bummed about that because I missed the end of the year party - but, my sister was great and brought my autograph book into school for my friends to sign and she even picked up a plate of goodies that my classmates put together!
Anyway, I remember watching the gymnastics and I thought that what they did was amazing! I think that what I loved about it most was watching the athletes perform and seeing the look on their faces when they would succeed - a dream come true. They were so excited to be representing the USA (or whatever country that they were from) and I laughed when they laughed and cried when they cried. It was great!
Last night Dawson and I watched the opening ceremonies. I have not actually done that in a long time. China put on an amazing show. I could not believe how many people were involved in the show - I think that they said it was 15,000 - and their were no repeats! As they said last night, they have the people - so, why not use them! It was also fun watching the teams come out. There were definitely some interesting outfits - what was up with the hats the team USA was wearing? Not sure about that move that Ralph Lauren made with the outfit - I guess I like to see people's faces a little bit more!
One thing that I was not impressed with initially was the way that our basketball players walked in. They did not seem as excited about being there. They walked in acting like they were "all that and a bag of chips - and dip"! Next to them were people that were waving at everyone with huge smiles on their faces, and the basketball team acted like it was not a big deal. Are they so used to large areas of fans that this did not phase them at all, or were they just "too cool" to show their excitement? Maybe I read things incorrectly, but I was not too happy with their attitudes that they showed - they had the little gangsta walk going on and everything...I just hope that their game is better than it has been in the past. Ok, I will get off of my soapbox.
I have to say that I am looking forward to watching gymnastics, swimming, diving, track and field and soccer them most. I look forward to watching people's dreams come alive! So, what events are you looking forward to watching?